Monday, June 06, 2005

Voice of Moscow

Or should I call it "Voice of Kremlin"?
Russian newspapers report that, concerned by "misinterpretation of events" in Russian Federation by the West, RF government decided to launch a new satellite broadcasted TV channel called "Russia Today", or RTTV that will report from Kremlin's perspective. A Russian version of the "Voice of America".
This is a long wished dream of Mikhail Lesin, minister of (dis)information of RF, who on numerous occasions claimed that "Russia must have it's own propaganda, otherwise RF will always be perceived as a Russian bear". "Our goal is to represent Russia's position on key issues of international politics and to inform people living abroad about various aspect of life in Russia".
The channel will broadcast to America, Europe and several Asian countries. It will employ about 200 loyal to Kremlin journalists.

6 comments:

Yury Puzis said...

KTTV. KGB Today.

Irina Tsukerman said...

I like your screenname...

But why would we want to watch the Voice of Russia here, in the U.S., when we have channels like RTVi, which criticize the regime and speak more or less the truth (albeit that truth is not shown in Russia itself)?

Woland said...

I like it too :)

You wouldn't, I wouldn't, but there are who would. I forgot to notice that channel will broadcast in English language, unlike RTVi that broadcasts in Russian, aiming all the population, not just the immigrants.

Irina Tsukerman said...

They actually showed that story on the news today here (the Russian channel). The commentators were quite sarcastic!

Woland said...

I bet they were! :)
They always are!

Irina Tsukerman said...

Our TV commentators are more like newspaper op-ed writers than traditional commentors.